Athletics vs. Rays - 7/24/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tampa Bay Rays (38-59) at Oakland Athletics (44-54)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 4:05 pm (O.co Coliseum)
Blake Snell (2-4) (3.11) vs. J Hahn (2-4) (6.49)
The Line: Oakland Athletics -101 / Tampa Bay Rays -109 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Oakland Athletics and Tampa Bay Rays end their four-game series late Sunday afternoon.
The Tampa Bay Rays look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Rays have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Tampa Bay Rays offense has picked up in the second half, and they’ve won seven of their last 11 games when scoring more than three runs. Evan Longoria leads Tampa Bay with 109 hits, Brad Miller has 36 RBI and Corey Dickerson has 14 home runs. Blake Snell gets the nod, and he’s 2-4 with a 3.11 ERA and 36 strikeouts this season. This will be Snell’s first career game against the Athletics.
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The Oakland Athletics look for another win after winning six of their last nine games. The Athletics have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last nine games. The Oakland Athletics offense has carried the load lately, and they’ve won five straight games when scoring more than three runs. Jed Lowrie leads Oakland with 85 hits, Khris Davis has 62 RBI and Danny Valencia has 12 home runs. Jesse Hahn takes the hill, and he’s 2-4 with a 6.49 ERA and 16 strikeouts this season. This will be Hahn’s first career game against the Rays.
The Rays are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 4 of a series and 2-5 in Snells last 7 starts. The Athletics are 0-7 in their last 7 during game 4 of a series and 4-1 in Hahns last 5 home starts. The Rays are 22-49 in the last 71 meetings in Oakland.
After losing in the 13th inning on Friday and giving up two jacks to lose a heartbreaker on Saturday, the last thing the Rays want to do is play this game on a quick turnaround. The Athletics have found a little magic in the second half and are feeling good. Give me Oakland and the cheap price.